Kellan’s previous experience ranges from managing the industrial-scale, carbon dioxide-based supercritical fluid extraction and ethanol extraction facilities for a Washington state-based cultivation and extraction company. In addition to serving as lead scientist at California based extraction company, where he developed various standard operating protocols in the extraction and designed methods for isolation, purification and quantification of medicinal marijuana products. During this time Kellan also assisted in the design, build-out, installation, training, and business management for facilities in California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, and Arkansas. Prior to his experience in the cannabinoid extraction industry Kellan obtained a masters in Metabolic Engineering and Chemistry from Northern Arizona University working in collaboration with Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Kellan’s background in analytical chemistry includes working on the Native America Cancer Prevention grant where he quantified uranium and plutonium on the Navajo reservation.